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FEB 2018

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8 • ROCK products • February 2018 IN THE KNOW FAST FACT Shuster said he planned to devote his final year to pushing for an infrastructure bill. As part of the agreement, Vulcan will divest Aggregates USA's Tennessee assets, as well as a quarry in Abing- don, Va. Blue Water Industries LLC will acquire those assets for $290 million. The trademark for Blue Water Industries LLC was applied for on Oct. 17, 2017, by Jacksonville, Fla., attorney Richard Vermut. Vulcan will retain Aggregates USA's assets in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. "We appreciate the Depart- ment of Justice's thorough review and approval, and are pleased with this outcome," said Vulcan's Chairman and CEO Tom Hill. "We look forward to closing our acquisition of Aggre- gates USA LLC, which will give Vulcan access to high quality, strategic assets in key Southeastern U.S. markets." Transportation Advocate Shuster Will Not Run for Re-Election House Transpor- tation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) announced that he's stepping down at the end of his term. Shus - ter has long been an advocate for the aggregates industry and transportation issues. Since he is term-limited out of the committee's chairmanship after three terms, many insiders had speculated that this would be Shuster's last year in Congress. Shuster said he planned to devote his final year to pushing for an infrastruc - ture bill, an initiative both parties have said is long overdue but which has yet to gain momentum because of Congress' failure to identify politically viable fund- ing options. "Rather than focusing on a re-election campaign, I thought it wiser to spend Bill Shuster Condor Models Feature: • Classic Eagle Iron Works outboard bearings, mounting points, rising current classifier and adjustable weirs • Class 1 Dodge reducer • U.S. Steel construction

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